Having full control over your domains is something really necessary and to be able to access and edit the DNS records for any of them is among the things you have to look for when you search for a registration or a shared hosting provider. You might have heard of the so-called “name servers” that show where a domain name is hosted, but below them there is a whole set of records, for example the A record, which is the IP address of the server hosting the website, and the MX records, which show the server that handles the emails for a particular domain name. These records are used if you would like have your site with one company and the emails with another, as an illustration. You can also use a domain address for a non-website service or direct the traffic to it using special records. Many companies ask for an additional fee to give access to edit specific DNS records apart from the name servers.